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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    So i can official say i have never been

    so Depressed in my entire life I was told by my Social Worker that GPs are fighting over who has to take responsibility for me If i don't take support they will put me in a secure hospital or something as a Vulnerable Adult I mean knowing if i don't do what i am told i will...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    You can "rewire" your brain to be happy

    by simply recalling 3 things you're grateful for every day for 21 days. Psychmind *I would suggest writing them down.
    silverfox61 silverfox61 61-65, F 7 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I met someone a few months back

    who understands depression. Though, He is known to be a prideful, bossy man who would loose patience once in a while. But being around him. Not a moment that passed by that he made me feel afraid or judged by him. In fact, I felt comfortable and I felt calm with him. And for him...
    Shxxxooo Shxxxooo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I found a cure for depression.

    Play Metallica songs at very loud volumes. I felt like **** today. Played Metallica for about 2 hours and I feel great.
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222 26-30, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    It's slowly eating away at me.

    .. Acting like I'm fine when I'm not always okay.. The last week has been torture and I feel so alone and useless and just want to get my **** together and make things better
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    just weighs on me so much he never stopped

    hurting me and honestly I need someone right now
    tyguy4life tyguy4life 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    today has been crap I broke my glasses an feel

    so tired. it was the Last thing I need to just fall apart. I feel so unhappy. I miss my house my happy life
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    my mom tells me to not be sad

    and to just be happy. but she just doesn't seem to get it. she doesn't understand what I go through. of course I want to be happy but I'm just not. I feel like I don't have any choice but to feel like this. sigh.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    You work so hard, just to end up at home crying

    yourself to sleep; just remember you're trying. You are moving mountains that have plagued you since you were young, and you're trying so hard. Keep fighting, fight until you have won. Fight until you have found your way home, wherever that may be. Until the sun comes back...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 22-25, F 71 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    It is well enough that people of the nation do

    not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. -Henry Ford https://youtu.be/QPKKQnijnsM
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I have issues with anxiety

    and depression. I feel so lost and frustrated. I want to spend time together with my love but I want to spend time alone and I want to not feel second to his video game even though he spends more time with me than the game. I feel so lost.
    jennadacat jennadacat 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I've become so cold,

    and uninterested with people. I just don't care. It's so unlike me. I've become so confrontational..
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know why I keep trying.

    Actually I do know- it's for him. But sometimes I wish he didn't have to put up with me. He didn't have to just settle for someone like me and all my bullshit and the weight I carry on my shoulders all the time. And tonight, when she betrayed me. Someone I have known and trusted...
    sickofthisw0rld sickofthisw0rld 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have noticed a positive incline in my

    positivity in my posts lately. Which may mean I'm going to crash soon or it may mean I'm just generally happier. Not that my outlook on anything changed...Just less focused on it I suppose.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    My life is a swirling mix of emotions

    and personalities, battling for control of my mind, it's hectic and sometimes I just give up and just totally become an empty shell, living with severe depression and almost daily suicidal tendencies is tough but it's taught be one important thing that honestly everyone should...
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated 13-15, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Hey! You know how you can have a high self

    esteem that never fails or collapses? Never be wrong! Which is acquired by never thinking you're right in the first place. You need adaptability not strength.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    This is always the part of the cycle I hate.

    The tired part. It's the tired that sleep does not repair. I imagine if my brain was a mechanical organ made up of wheels, springs, and cogs, it would be an inconsistent motion of fast then slow, as though I am only wound for brief moments and even then it's a bit too tight...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    sievert sievert 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's real sad that I don't feel alone

    when I'm by myself, I feel more lonely when I'm surrounded by family. Like there is something wrong with me, I feel like a pariah in my own family. I just wanna be far away from here.
    lexxrodriguezz lexxrodriguezz 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Whenever I have a breakdown in school they're

    pretty bad. Sometimes I'm not able to speak and I keep trembling and there are other times when I just can't stop crying. My teacher (well, she's more than that) always comes to help me through them. Now she's left the school because of a better job offer. I miss her...
    Almostmadeit Almostmadeit 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 32 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    It's always dark. Even during the daylight

    hours, there's so sunshine. I'm drowning in a never-ending fog that keeps me to where I can't see.
    TryingtoFlyy TryingtoFlyy 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I've been having suicidal thoughts ever

    since I was twelve, and have been self-harming ever since I was seventeen. And today has been a pretty bad day in terms of suicidal thoughts...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 4 Responses 1 day ago

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